UK Safer Internet Centre, our experts advise schools, public bodies and industry on appropriate actions to take in regards to safeguarding and advancing positive online safety policies.
SWGfL has been at the forefront of online safety for the past two decades, delivering engaging presentations and training to a wide variety of audiences nationally and internationally. Our work has brought online safety to the forefront of public attention, ensuring everyone can develop their understanding of what online safety truly means in an ever changing world.
We host support services and helplines that offer free advice, support and guidance to victims of online harm. These include:
Guidance, training and resources for professionals to tackle harmful sexual behaviour
Online Safety helpline for professionals who work with children and young people in the UK.
The UK’s only service dedicated to supporting adults who have been victims of intimate image abuse
Our award-winning online safety review tool 360 Safe has been actively used by over 15,000 schools throughout the UK. The child friendly search engine Swiggle has also amassed over 1,000,000 users whilst being a favourite for classrooms and home computers.
Part of our ongoing work involves delivering accessible information that is relevant and keeps up-to-date on the latest trends. Our Social Media Checklists offer guidance on how to actively manage the world’s most popular apps whilst highlighting safety features and parental controls. These include Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Yubo and Netflix.
Our award-winning digital education toolkit Project Evolve provides organisations with free resources, activities and teaching plans for a wealth of topics related to young people's online development. Covering a wide range of age groups and objectives, Project Evolve develops curriculum whilst giving you the freedom to explore, however you see fit.
SWGfL are always here to offer advice and guidance when it comes to online safety. To learn more, please contact us
David is the CEO of SWGfL and one of the directors for the UK Safer Internet Centre. David has worked extensively in the area of online safety for many years not only with children, schools and wider communities but also with partner agencies such as the Police, CEOP and Childnet.
David has presented at online safety conferences both home and abroad and currently chairs the National Education Network Safeguarding Group in the UK as well as a member of the CEOP Education Advisory panel and the National Council for the NetSmartz Workshop in the US.
David has been appointed to the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and actively participates with the Council’s education and public awareness working.
Ken is the Senior Manager responsible for Compliance and the UK Safer Internet Centre. Ken chairs the successful multi-disciplinary regional E-Safety Development Group. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, he works with a broad range of national and international organisations that include Childnet, CEOP, InSafe, NCMEC, FOSI and Internet Watch Foundation and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US.
Ken has wide education experience, drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as an Education Adviser for ICT in Plymouth, UK. These roles not only include the monitoring of standards of ICT in schools, but also building and maintaining the city’s education broadband infrastructure and strategy.
His subsequent work around e-safety education, intervention and school improvement has developed from a pragmatic understanding of school need. This work includes education programmes for students and staff that range from cyberbullying to protecting professional identity; creation of school improvement strategies and production of innovative e-safety support materials.
Ken’s broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies including schools, universities, social care, teacher’s unions, police, local authorities and government organisations.
His work with South West Grid for Learning and Plymouth University has commissioned a number of influential pieces of research that include sexting, professional abuse and UK school development in mapping online safety provision. He is one of the creators of the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and the Online Compass tool for children’s settings. He is a published author and musician.
Claire is the Head of Customer Services for SWGfL and has been an invaluable part of the business for over 7 years, having over 30 years’ experience of providing excellent customer service, including 20 years of highly competent management experience supported with a Level 5 Management Diploma and Credit Services Association Diploma.
Her work has tremendous positive impact on the charity especially with successfully managing contracts in excess of £4.8 million and even more importantly, supporting our staff as a Mental Health First Aider.
Claire has a passion for online safety and works as an expert, supporting Safeguarding Leads countrywide in assisting with monitoring and managing student online behaviour with our incredibly successful AMS service.
Sophie is the Head of HR and Business Operations and has been an instrumental part of the team for nearly seven years. With more than a decade of experience in HR, she holds an Associate level CIPD and BA Honours Degree.
Sophie has been leading, and expertly developing various teams for twelve years. Her contribution to SWGfL has seen her attracting much needed income for the charity in excess of £1.5 million.
Ken Corish shares his thoughts on the rise of artificial intelligence and how it will impact our future relationships with technology.
24th November 2023
There are still places left to book for the online safety clinic focussing on artificial intelligence. Join Ken Corish for this informative discussion.
22nd November 2023
Reserve your place to join us for our annual Online Safety Day event in partnership with TikTok taking place on Wednesday 13th December.
17th November 2023
Find out how the SWGfL team have been getting involved and learn more about the services we provide to support those being bullied online.
16th November 2023